Ana Martin Beringola

Ana Martin Beringola

Project title

Intersectionality: operationalizing a gender analysis of sexual violence in international criminal law.

Other information

Ana researches ‘intersectionality’ as a method to improve the analysis of sexual and gender-based violence in international criminal law. She considers an intersectional framework based on feminism and international human rights law and applies it to case studies of international crimes of sexual and gender-based violence. The thesis demonstrates that intersectionality enables understanding of the causes, harms, and gravity of international crimes of sexual and gender-based violence, avoiding discrimination in access to justice and in consistency with a human rights interpretation.

Ana has a background as an international lawyer. She worked as a consultant for Amnesty International Spain between 2011 and 2014 dealing with the international crimes committed during the civil war and dictatorship. Ana was a legal officer for ECPAT International in 2014-2015, in Bangkok, where she worked against the commercial and sexual exploitation of children, especially online sexual exploitation. In 2016 and 2017 she joined the EU Genocide Network in The Hague, a network of Member States for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Ana holds a LLM in International Humanitarian Law (Geneva Academy) and a MSc in International Crimes and Criminology (Vrije University Amsterdam). She has a LLB in Spanish law (Complutense University) and a LLB in French law (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).